A Time of Reflection……..

Picture yourself sitting on a boulder and gazing at this scene.  Perhaps you’ve packed a small picnic lunch, something you love to eat, and your favorite beverage. (Click photo for larger view.)

It’s quiet, except for a bird singing in a distant tree, and your thoughts wonder.  You reminisce about all the experiences you’ve had until this point in your life, and you relive some of those times especially the high points!  After a while you snap back into reality and get totally immersed into the moment.

It’s fall and the leaves are turning beautiful colors. You’re admiring the reflection in the water and your thoughts now turn to the present.

Where am I on the path of life?  Am I really happy, or just biding time?  Do I feel healthy?  What makes me smile?  What is my passion? 

Again, you’re engrossed with the beauty of your surroundings.  You take out your iPhone and take some pictures, then put on your earphones and listen to some soothing music.  Oh….the serenity of my being.

What’s next on the path of life?  What are my goals, challenges, and dreams?  You’re reminded of the lyrics from one of Diana Ross’ songs..
”Do you know where you’re going to..Do you like the things that life is showing you…Where are you going to….Do you know?”

Because of this “Time of Reflection” you feel energized, but you might realize that there’s something missing…sometimes you just don’t feel whole.  What is that feeling all about?

Maybe you don’t have a relationship with God.  Maybe you need to find a church and feel his presence. If you have a church maybe you should go more often.  If you have a church and don’t feel fulfilled maybe it’s time to find another.

If you’re reading this and live in Phoenix, you’re invited to Easter service at the Super Bowl!  It all takes place on Sunday, April 5th at 10:30.  Bring your family and friends and get there early (doors open at 9 am) because we’re expecting 60,000 people.  CCV (Christ’s Church of the Valley) is a non-denominational bible based church with 6 campus locations in the valley.  Step up, take a chance, it just may change your life!

The words of Diana’s song asks you “where are you going,” and God says in the Bible “Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”  Mark 11:24

So many people travel from the womb to the tomb where other people push them.  If you place a toy sail boat in the ocean, where will it end up?  It’s no one’s guess. On your ocean of life, be the Captain of your ship and guide it to your destination!

So, we have reflected on the past, present and future.  Imagine the world you want to live in!  Albert Einstein said, “Imagination is everything.  It is the preview of life's coming attractions!”

Walking down the path of life, say hello with a smile to everyone you meet.  Give someone a sincere compliment today and watch them light up.  Buy a stranger lunch the next time you visit a fast food restaurant….watch them light up and watch how it makes you feel!.

Be awesome today!